Roots of Empathy Looking for Babies and Parents for Howard Program

Are you a proud parent with a new baby? Will your baby be 2–4 months old in October? You and your baby could be a Roots of Empathy family at Howard Junior Public School.


Roots of Empathy is a program for children in kindergarten to grade 8. The program’s aim is to increase empathy – the ability to understand another person’s feelings. Children learn to care and respect each other and there is less bullying and aggression.

A Roots of Empathy family:

  • A mother and/or father visits a classroom in a local school with a Roots of Empathy Instructor.
  • The visits are about 30 minutes long, once a month from October until June.
  •  The program helps children to learn about a baby’s needs and how babies develop and lets children observe the loving relationship between a parent and baby.
  • Babies must be between 2 to 4 months old in October.
“Roots of Empathy is about changing the world classroom by classroom” – Mary Gordon, Founder/President
For more information please contact: Angela MacDonnell, Toronto Program Coordinator Phone:
(416) 204-7907 or

Published by Howard Council

This account is run by volunteers of the Howard Junior Public School Council, the parent and family council that supports the school with fundraising and other initiatives.

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